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Re: Leif Erikssons Viking ship
At 11:48 29/02/00 -0600, you wrote:
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>From: "Lena A Löfström" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Sent: Tuesday, February 29, 2000 2:53 AM
>Subject: Re: Sean Connery, world orientatioin etc.
> > Did you know that an exact replica of The Leif Erikssons Viking ship
> > left Stockholm just two weeks ago in order to cross the Atlantic as a
> > celebration of the anniversary of his "discovery" of America?
>I admire the people who are running that project.
>Just imagine the dedication and energy that is required to do it. Awesome!
We tried to do the same for Prince Henry but, apart from great interest,
the necessary cash
(after my initial contribution of £10,000) did not materialise.
Bristol sent a replica of the Cabot ship last year (although there is no
proof that he ever landed in the New World).
Five years earlier three Viking ships left Bergen. I filmed them arriving
in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They were
escorted by a lot of local yachts so, in the film, it looks as if a great
armada was arriving. I use this to good effect
in my film on Prince Henry's voyage.
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